“I can’t wait until summer.”
“I wish it was the weekend already.”
“I am so ready for spring.”
“Can’t wait until next year.”
Wishing our lives away.
Not living in the here and now. Focusing on the future. The future that we aren’t even guaranteed. Instead of living where we are right now.
As I was thinking about what I was going to share on the blog today, my Daddy’s words came to my mind.
I can see myself sitting on the sofa in their family room. Talking about some future plans. Can’t remember just what. Other than saying: “I can’t wait until….” To which Daddy replied with something like: “I don’t want to hurry time up..my days seem to fly by..time is just flying by for me.” He was so right.
He knew how precious time was. He knew how fast life here on earth could be over. He lived life to the fullest. He loved with everything he had and he taught me to really live and really love.
I learned from the best. To not wish my life away. To enjoy each moment. To not rush time.
I am learning to be really present, not distracted by technology or tv or even good things and people who may take my focus off of who I am with at the time.
The little things in life really are the big things. Especially when the memories are all that you have left. The simple things. The times that you were all there and not distracted. Those moments are precious.
What are you learning during this 31 Days of Being Present? Share in the comments. Would love to hear from you.
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Until Next Time,
2 Replies to “Wishing Our Lives Away”
Thanks for the reminder to be present and ‘here’. Not on my phone (my biggest hurdle) or distracted anywhere else. Also to be fully alive right where I’m at. With my 17month old. My husband. My friends. The list goes one. Live in the moment. Thanks!